Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
  • Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

  • THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT OF 2022 WITH A HEROINE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH

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    The Nigerian accent Dictionary
    Huzband (pronounced auz-band) noun
    1. A male partner in a marriage
    E.g. Yinka's younger sister, Kemi, is married to Uche
    2. A non-existent man in a non-existent marriage whose whereabouts is often questioned, usually by Nigerian mums and aunties to single British Nigerian women
    E.g. So, Yinka. Tell me. Where is your huzband? Ah, ah. You're thirty-one now!

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    Yinka wants to find love. Her mum wants to find it for her.

    She also has too many aunties who frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, a preference for chicken and chips over traditional Nigerian food, and a bum she's sure is far too small as a result. Oh, and the fact that she's a thirty-one-year-old South-Londoner who doesn't believe in sex before marriage is a bit of an obstacle too...

    When her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences 'Operation Find A Date for Rachel's Wedding'. Armed with a totally flawless, incredibly specific plan, will Yinka find herself a huzband?

    What if the thing she really needs to find is herself?

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    © Lizzie Damilola 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

RELEASED 31/03/2022

Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a British-Nigerian writer, born in Peckham, who wants to tell the stories that she and her friends have longed for but never seen - romcoms 'where Cinderella is Black and no-one bats an eyelid'. In 2019 she won the Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Writing Competition with the early draft of Yinka, Where is your Huzband?, which she had been writing alongside juggling her job at Carers UK. She has been at the receiving end of the question in the title of her novel many times, and now lives with her husband in Milton Keynes.

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